We recently had the wonderful opportunity to meet and mentor the lovely Stephanie Marie, who drove all the way from New Jersey for her session! It was so much fun hearing her tell her backstory, how she is a mother and a photographer, while also running another business where she works with clients like Verizon! She came into this year mainly shooting newborns and families, but ended up booking her first wedding ever and wanted to make sure she goes into it as prepared as possible. So we chatted about the flow of a wedding day and how to go into with a plan of attack for each part of the day, as well as more technical things like shooting with back-button focus, spot metering, and reception lighting. Then it was time to get outside and do some shooting with an actual couple, the wonderful Lori and Kevin, before we finished up with some headshots for Stephanie. We’ll be sharing the shoot with Lori and Kevin (styled by Danica Signature Events with florals by Evergreen Flower Co.) tomorrow, but here is a little behind the scenes preview as well as some images of the beautiful Stephanie! She is so going to rock out her first wedding, and we cannot wait to see it and how her business grows from here!